Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte

Academic Center, 801 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
  • The Charlotte Campus offers bachelors, associate and certificate programs. Located in financial center of the New South, home to 299 Fortune 500 companies, the campus offers links to local, national and global industry in a modern, fast-paced university setting. Our pioneering approach to academics combines classroom education with industry-specific skills. Our academic programs blend the theoretical with the practical and are designed with industry input, so you?ll graduate with the knowledge and skills employers are seeking. We'll provide you with hands-on learning in small classroom settings, training on industry-specific software, leadership development and community service opportunities, a faculty with significant industry experience, the opportunity to take classes in your major in your first term, innovative concentrations, opportunities to study overseas. One-third of your coursework will consist of arts and sciences classes, so you'll develop the critical thinking, analytical and communications skills necessary for long-term career progression. At our Providence Campus, we also offer graduate programs in education and business.
School Highlights
  • Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte serves 2,255 students (98% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the state community college average of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.
  • Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte is one of 5 community colleges within Mecklenburg County, NC.
  • The nearest community college to Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte is Central Piedmont Community College (1.6 miles away).

Top Placements

Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte places among the top 20% of community colleges in North Carolina for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 100 teachers has declined by 39% over five years.
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty100 staff139 staff
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte has declined by 6% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has grown by 27% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,255 students2,380 students
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio23:119:1
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,207 students1,019 students
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students48 students1,361 students
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Total Dormitory Capacity
-136
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte American Indian/Alaskan (2009-2013)
% Asian
1%
2%
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
4%
6%
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
22%
21%
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Black (2007-2016)
% White
44%
62%
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte More (2014-2016)
% Non Resident races
2%
1%
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Non Resident (2008-2016)
% Unknown races
25%
6%
Diversity Score0.690.56
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,800$27,500
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $28,539 is more than the state average of $16,515. The private state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$28,539$16,515
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%78%
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$27,000$10,500
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,980$6,000
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate69%69%
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
Charlotte community colleges have a diversity score of 0.61, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Charlotte is Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.